Free beer, free pizza, free donuts, and now is the free cash award offered to incentivize locals to get their coronavirus vaccines.
Starting today, Marylanders who have received their Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus or COVID-19 vaccines would be able to cash in on their health!
This is a collaboration between the Maryland Lottery and the state health department, which is precisely a 40-day campaign of 40 consecutive lottery drawings, according to local Baltimore station WBFF.
On Thursday, May 20, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that qualified Maryland residents who got a CCP Virus vaccine in the state have a chance to win $40,000 every day. Drawings will be daily.
The jackpot will even be maximised up to $400,000 on July 4th, the day of the final drawing!
In total, the partnership has pledged a total of $2 million to boost vaccination rates in the state.
Residents aged 18 and up who received a vaccine in the state, including those vaccinated before the award was announced, will be automatically entered to win, NPR reported.
“Promotions like this are just one more way that we’re reinforcing the importance of getting every single Marylander we can vaccinated against COVID-19,” Gov. Hogan announced the program last Thursday. “I know that there are Marylanders that who’ve been hesitating or who just got haven’t gotten around to it yet, but the only way to protect yourself against COVID is to get vaccinated right away.”
“Get your shot for a shot to win,” Hogan said, flanked by a lottery ball mascot at the press conference.
The costly initiative comes as Maryland aims to vaccinate 70% of the state’s adults by Memorial Day Weekend. By May 20, the state had given out over 5.7 million doses, representing 67.3 percent of people aged 18 and up.
As the nation’s supply of vaccinations continues to outstrip demand, Maryland isn’t the first state to provide a significant financial incentive to increase vaccination enthusiasm. Two weeks ago, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine launched a $5 million lottery initiative to reward five people $1 million each for getting their shot. The program has had some success so far.
CCP virus vaccine side effects include sore arm, fever, chills, muscle aches, headaches, nausea, diarrhea, blood clots, and even death. Many are hesitant to take the shot concerning the potential risks related to the vaccine, which is essentially an experimental gene therapy, not yet a “vaccine” since not being widely tested and FDA-approved only on an emergency basis.